It's Friday again . . . the week was long, but Hobbit fever is, well . . . going strong. I guess? Maybe? Anyways, regardless of your current excitement for the upcoming Hobbit movies, this week's Mathom-House art is sure to please you! Today we'll be looking at the fantastic art of David DelaGardelle.
Above is David's take on Gandalf the Gray, which I really enjoyed. The little details that David got right are what really make this illustration: the Ring of Power on Gandalf's hand, the long nose and the fact that his eyebrows really do extend beyond the rim of his hat. Great stuff, plus the medium that David was working in really gives these illustrations an older feel that I enjoy.
Read on for a look at David's take on some of the Dwarves in Thorin's Company:
This image of Balin really captures the friendly side of the old dwarf and makes it easy to understand why Bilbo bonded with him. Props to David for getting the old thrush (rook?) into the image, as well as the secret door into the Lonely Mountain!
I was surprised when I first saw this picture of Dwalin because of how similar he looks to the movie version of Balin's brother.I assume that's Lake-town we see in the background.